Cumbria County Council has signed a £51m contract with BT. Fibre broadband is set to become available to 93% of Cumbria homes and businesses by the end of 2015. BT will contribute £15m to the project, with further contributions from BDUK (£17.1m), the European Regional Development Fund (£13.7m) and a Performance Reward Grant from all councils in Cumbria (£5m).
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The video below describes the Connecting Cumbria project:
The video below was produced by Cumbria County Council. Local residents talk about their current broadband experiences.
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